2019 Nabs Division Title at Challenge

2019 outlasted Carolina 6-4 on Sunday to claim the championship of the Gatorade Elite division at the Challenge. The victory capped a perfect, 6-0 tournament for LA Heat 2019, but Sunday’s road was a lot tougher than Saturday’s.

LA Heat 2019 outscored its three pool opponents 28-5 on Saturday to reach Sunday’s championship bracket. After a 6-2 quarterfinal win over OC Express 2019, the Heat battled Elite for a 7-4 victory in the semifinal. That set up the title-game matchup with Carolina, which had opened with a 7-3 pool loss to Team 2018/19 before winning four in a row.

Elsewhere in the division:

  • won its pool with three consecutive Saturday victories, then edged MadLax Oregon 2019 6-5 in the quarterfinals. But United fell to RC Elite Carolina by an 8-5 count in the semifinals.
  • Elite defeated squads from , Colorado, Washington and Texas before falling to LA Heat in the semifinals.
  • went 2-1 in pool play Saturday, losing only a 6-5 decision to 3d Texas 2019, before falling to LA Heat 2019 in the quarterfinals. The Express bounced back to beat 3d Texas in a consolation game to finish 3-2 on the weekend.

Complete scores and results can be found on Tourney Machine.